456 Forum @ Gallery 456
February 5, 2017, 6:30-9:30p
456 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013
On February 5 2017, curated by Shulang Zou, 456 Forum will host a screening of Tibetan artist Pempa's video works, followed by panel talk between guest curator Shulang and East Asia Studies scholar Riga Shakya
Door will open at 18:30, screening starts at 7: 00
Open to Public, Free Admission,
Pempa was born in Doilungdêqên near Lhasa, Tibet in 1974. He graduated from Hefei Normal University in 1995 with a B.A in elementary education. Pempa went to Tibet University for a Master’s degree in Art from 1999-2003. He is a member of the Gendun Choepel Artists’ Guild. His paintings have been exhibited internationally, including in the Scorching Sun of Tibet, Transcending Tibet, Rogue Space, Chelsea, New York (2015); Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing (2010); Modern Art from the Roof of the World, Siebengesmuseum, Kongswinter(2006); and Classical to Contemporary Art from Tibet, Rossi & Rossi, London (2005) among other. Two of his most recent video work are presented first time here in the United States. Pempa now live and work in Lhasa Tibet.
Shulang Zou is an art historian and independent curator. Her research focuses in Chinese and Tibetan contemporary art. She co-curated exhibitions: Into View: an Exhibition of “Narcissists” at Gallery ‘Iolani, Windward Community College (January 30 - February 27, 2015) , Hawaii Future at the Box Jelly (April 25 - May 11, 2014) and Yuan at University of Hawaii at Manoa art gallery (March 9- April 11, 2014).
Riga Shakya is a translator of contemporary Tibetan fiction and currently a PhD candidate in the History-East Asia Program at Columbia University. His interests broadly span classical and contemporary Tibetan literature and the history of Sino-Tibetan relations. Riga’s doctoral research centers on lay writing traditions and the emergence of Tibetan political biography during the during the Qing period. He is currently working on the first English language translation of Reflections of a Cabinet Minister (Bka’ blon rtogs brjod), the autobiography of the 18th century Tibetan cabinet minister and polymath Dokhar Tsering Wangyal (Mdo mkhar tshe ring dbang rgyal). Riga previously studied at the University of Toronto and Tibet University.
*Dates and programme may be subject to change.